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CW Design PLLC

Founder/CEO - July '20 to Present

CW Design PLLC is a women-owned design company for all people.  We believe in integrity, family, passion, and legacy are the keys to a successful life.  As the owner of the company, I have autistic children and intimately aware of the complex nature of having special needs.  I understand how important it is to make the home unique for every member of the family.  Our team has worked with many individuals from aging in place, clients ready to update their kitchen or bathroom, to someone with special needs.  We believe the home should fit the client(s) not have them adapt to the home.... From a DIY needing help with selections to a contractor who would like drawings only, and a client wanting a kitchen remodel.  CW Design PLLC understands your needs and adjusts according to your lifestyle.  Please review our website for greater detail and to get in contact.  

Accessibility Design - Maple Grove, MN

Access Designer - July '18 to July '20

  • Worked with County Case Managers and Lawyers on Workmen Compensation cases to meet the clients' unique needs.  I integrated access, safety, and ease of maintenance to design a solution with the highest possible level of dignity and independence for the client  
  • Remained in the client's budget and/or inform appropriate people of the exceeding amount
  • Determined, at the home assessment meeting, which areas needed modification based on the client need on access, safety, and providing them independence
  • Created and provided Bid Packages for contractors and clients.  Met with them at the client's house to review the project in greater detail.
  • Designed drawings layouts to meet the clients' needs based on the home assessment meeting
  • Educated the Case Manager based on the accessibility requirements for the client

ABC Cabinetry - Chanhassen, MN

Design Consultant - April '14 to July '18

  • Worked as a part of a select team to design the "Elevations" Showroom; a division of ABC Cabinetry
  • Coordinated the cabinetry installs with Carpentry Contractors Company (CCC)
  • Coordinated the countertop installs with Innovative Surfaces 
  • Designed cabinetry layouts in compliance with clients' and contractor vision
  • Assisted with the cabinetry and countertop selections
  • Ordered cabinets and countertops
  • Prepared proposals and installation packets 

Floor to Ceiling - Mankato, MN

Interior Designer - Aug '10 to April '14

  • Coordinated the craftsmen, subcontractors, and schedules'
  • Designed cabinetry layouts in compliance with clients' vision
  • Prepared prosposals 
  • Ordered cabinets, countertops, flooring, hardware, and window treatments 
  • Assisted clients with selections
  • Prepared installation packets 

Edward K Anton - Brainerd, MN

Interior Designer - Feb '09 to May '09

  • Determined estimations based on wants; revisions based on budgets
  • Designed cabinetry layouts in compliance with clients' and architects' visions
  • Prepared schedules, designs, furnishings, and relocation requirements for space planning projects
  • Inputted final cabinetry layouts into CNC machine 

The Hearth Room - Brainerd, MN

Kitchen Designer - May '05 to Oct' 08

  • Created the kitchen and bath designs for the multiple award-winning Sunset Knoll Project
  • Designed cabinetry layouts in compliance with NKBA standards
  • Compiled clear, concise install packages for cabinetry installers
  • Collaborated with clients to coordinate appliances and plumbing fixtures into their floor plans
  • Coordinated installation scheduling of plumbing fixtures, cabinetry, and counter-tops

United Properties - Eagan, MN

Project Manager - Aug '01 to May '05

  • Completed over 50 corporate relocation projects on time and within budget
  • Managed budgeting, scheduling, design, furniture specification, furniture installation, and personnel relocation requirements for corporate relocation projects
  • Researched programming requirements, drafted conceptual and working drawings, created installation and move plans, and distributed post-occupancy evaluations
  • Organized schedules of clients, vendors, movers, and installers

Wells Fargo - Minneapolis, MN

Contract Project Manager - Oct '00 to Aug '01

  • Designed preliminary through final floor plans
  • Established budgets, assessed client's inventory needs and wrote purchase orders
  • Coordinated schedules with move/install department and voice/data department

Hartford - Woodbury, MN

Contract Project Manager - Aug '00 to Oct '00

  • Facilitated and oversaw the designing of a Cafeteria and SW Entrance
  • Designed employee's workstations
  • Oversaw employee's mishaps and printed their posters and banners

Susan Stafne Design - New Brighton, MN

Assistant Interior Designer - June '98 to Aug '00

  • Designed floor and wall details
  • Created space planning layouts
  • Wrote product specifications
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